Please join us for Connecticut Voices for Children's 6th Annual Youth at the Capitol Day:
The Time to Grow:
Meeting the Needs of All Youth Exiting State Care
December 15th, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
State Capitol, Hartford
We invite you to join us for a youth-led forum on the experiences and needs of one of the most vulnerable populations in foster care - youth who will "age out" of the child welfare system into independence. This event will provide an engaging forum to:
Listen to youth sharing their stories and ideas;
Learn the facts about youth aging out; and
Discuss how we as policymakers, advocates, and community members can support the successful transition of youth in state care into self-sufficient adults.
Participants will include:
Youth currently and formerly in the care of the Department of Children and Families
A new panel of previous youth speakers returning with updates to their testimony
Social workers, attorneys, and foster parents who work with youth in DCF care
Comptroller Kevin Lembo
Commissioner Joette Katz, Department of Children and Families
The Honorable Bernadette Conway, Chief Administrative Judge, Juvenile Matters
Representative Diana Urban, Chair, Children's Committee
Representative Noreen Kokoruda, Ranking Member, Children's Committee
Sarah Eagan, Child Advocate, Office of the Child Advocate
Kally Moquete, Founder, Connecticut Foster Care Alumni Association
We will update this list as more speakers confirm their attendance.
Please RSVP online here - seating is limited.
Contact Nicole Updegrove at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-498-4240, ext. 107 with any questions.
WHAT: 6th annual Youth at the Capitol Day.
WHEN: December 15th, from 8:30 am to 12:30 PM.
WHERE: Old Judiciary Room, State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.
REGISTRATION: please RSVP here. Seating is limited.